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Welcome to the Department of Physics at the University College Cork.

The Department of Physics is one of Ireland’s largest, most dynamic centres of scientific development with a focus on excellence in both education and research, and a particularly strong track record in PhD education.

The strength of our undergraduate degree programmes in both physics and astrophysics attracts a large cohort of talented students to study physics at UCC. Our research strength also attracts many international post-doctoral fellows and visiting scientists to our department, making it a large, cosmopolitan place for the advancement of science.

The Department of Physics plays an important strategic role in the region through its extensive interactions with industry both nationally and internationally.

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Physics Department students at their conferring October 2014

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Physics News

Magnetic nanoknots evoke Lord Kelvin's vortex theory of atoms
Posted on June 23, 2017 at 1:30 pm

(Phys.org)—In the late 1800s when scientists were still trying to figure out what exactly […]

A single electron's tiny leap sets off 'molecular sunscreen' response
Posted on June 23, 2017 at 11:43 am

In experiments at the Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, scientists were […]

Neutron-rich nucleus shapeshifts between a rugby ball and a discus
Posted on June 23, 2017 at 10:41 am

An international team led by scientists from IPN Orsay (CNRS/Université Paris-Sud), CEA, and […]

Smooth propagation of spin waves using gold
Posted on June 22, 2017 at 2:16 pm

Assistant Professor Taichi Goto at Toyohashi University of Technology elucidated the noise […]